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May 2017
$10

Portland: “Writing Voice-Driven Narrative” with Suzy Vitello

May 2 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Old Church, Portland, 1422 SW 11th
Portland, OR 97201
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Suzy Vitello

Writing Voice-Driven Narrative with Suzy Vitello It happens in a coffee shop. Or at the gym. Or driving your car in traffic. If you’re a writer, you hear voices. So, how do you mold these voices into stories? How do you build a narrative around the odd phrase or comment? What are the elements of…

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$10

Eugene: Salli Slaughter and George Mason of Authors Road

May 4 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tsunami Books, Eugene, 2585 Willamette St.
Eugene, OR 97405
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On Thursday, May 4, 2017, at Tsunami Books in Eugene, Willamette Writers hosts Salli Slaughter and George Mason, who will present "Tales from the Authors Road." Join us! Tales from The Authors Road Discover the art of the interview with Salli Slaughter and George Mason of Authors Road. For four years, Salli and George have driven around America video meeting and…

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$10

Southern Oregon: “World Building the Lazy Bastard Way” with Fonda Lee

May 6
Central Point City Hall Council Chambers, 140 S. Third Street
Central Point, OR
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On Saturday, May 6th at Central Point City Hall Council Chambers, 140 S. 3rd St. Southern Oregon Willamette Writers will host Fonda Lee. Morning presentation from 10 a.m. to noon (9:30 for networking) and afternoon workshops from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Morning session: “World Building the Lazy Bastard Way” 10 AM-12 PM (free for members,…

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$10

Salem: “Wait! Before You Hit Send” with Tex Thompson

May 17 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Salem Public Library, 585 Liberty St SE
Salem, OR 97301 United States
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On Wednesday, May 17th from 6:30-8:30 p.m. (talk begins at 7 p.m.), Tex Thompson, professional speaker and writing instructor at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, will present. Meeting held at the Salem Public Library (Anderson Room A), 585 Liberty St SE. "Wait! Before You Hit Send" You've gotten to "The End". You've reworked and…

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Newport: “Purifying the Poem” with A. Molotkov

May 21 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Newport Public Library, 35 NW Nye Street
Newport, OR 97365
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Poet A. Molotkov, author of The Catalog of Broken Things, will discuss “Purifying the Poem” at the May 21 meeting of Willamette Writers Coast Chapter. The workshop takes place from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Newport Library. Purifying the Poem: Poetry Workshop During this free workshop, Molotov will discuss why poetry is (or is…

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$10

Corvallis: “Sell Your Book, Not Your Soul” with Gary Corbin

May 22 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Corvallis First Presbyterian Church, Dennis Hall, 114 SW 8th St.
Corvallis, OR 97333 United States
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On Monday, May 22nd at 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Corvallis (Allison Room), 114 SW 8th St. (Use 9th St. parking lot) Willamette Writers on the River (WWotR) will host Gary Corbin who will present on marketing the self-published novel. Sell Your Novel, Not Your Soul Self-published author Gary Corbin (Lying in Judgment, The Mountain…

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June 2017
$10

Eugene: Authors Gala

June 1 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tsunami Books, Eugene, 2585 Willamette St.
Eugene, OR 97405
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The Eugene Mid-Valley Chapter is hosting their annual Author’s Gala on June 1st. Members can submit an excerpt of their published writing (about seven minutes worth) that, if selected, they can read at the Gala for their family and friends. The Author’s Gala is a celebration of Willamette Writers, of our members, and of the…

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Free - $35

Southern Oregon: “Creating Your Online Presence” with Orit Ofri

June 3
Central Point City Hall Council Chambers, 140 S. Third Street
Central Point, OR
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Morning session: “Start Your Author Platform” 10 AM-12 PM (free for members, $10 for guests) If you're ready to work on your platform (or want to know what an Author Platform is), join us for this interactive slideshow presentation by Orit Ofri, the Online Presence Coach, who will take us through the steps of building the author…

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Portland: Meeting with Tex Thompson

June 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Old Church, Portland, 1422 SW 11th
Portland, OR 97201
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Auntie M's Guide to Greaseless Self-Promotion “Yeah, writing is great, but I tell you what I really love: constantly shilling my book to a crowd of indifferent strangers.” Said no writer, ever. But while marketing yourself is an unavoidable task, it doesn’t have to be an unbearable chore. If you’re disappointed, burned out, or just…

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Newport: “Turning No to Yes” with Jamie Duclos-Yourdon

June 18 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Newport Public Library, 35 NW Nye Street
Newport, OR 97365
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Portland author Jamie Duclos-Yourdon will discuss “Turning No to Yes” at the June 18 meeting of the Willamette Writers Coast Chapter. The free workshop takes place from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Newport Library. Turning No to Yes: Workshop Duclos-Yourdon produced seven manuscripts before publishing his debut novel, Froelich's Ladder, with Forest Avenue Press…

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